Motivational Shot and Music this Monday

Photography Magazine

 My study partner in photography

This year I’m actively pursuing my dreams and passions. 2012. The year of change and getting things done!! If you have been following my blog I’m sure that you would know that I recently got my DSLR and am actively trying to improve my photography skills. Unfortunately where I live it is not easy to find good photography classes. The classes are few and expensive. Most of the time the timing of these classes are at night or at odd hours which will not fit into my children’s schedules.

No doubt there are online photography classes from  USA based websites but the time zone difference between Asia and the states makes it difficult to attend the real time Webinars. I pass on the idea trying to concentrate on learning with the kids distracting me in the background or having to wake up in the wee hours of the night just to sit at my PC to listen to the class.

I settled for the next best alternative, self- study and DIY. It’s really amazing how fantastic a picture can turn out if you have the right equipment and know how to optimize the settings properly. The correct angle/ lighting can help boost the attractiveness of the pictures taken. Photo editing does help but having a great RAW image really cuts down the work you need to do on the photography afterwards.

The photographs which I see in the magazine are my motivation. One day my pictures will be as goods as the ones I see or even better!!

Who is your study partner?

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This week the theme is on  School days and I have chosen one of my favourite tunes from Sammi Cheung.

13 thoughts on “Motivational Shot and Music this Monday”

  1. For photography, I feel that it’s best to learn from the experts. But they need not be teachers in a classroom. I try to pick up tips from friends who have a good eye for photography too and most times they are more than willing to share.

  2. Inspiring! I am, too, slowly learn the skill in between the madness. Look forward to more beautiful shots from you;).

  3. Dominique,

    Photography is a wonderful thing to learn. I agree that taking a course is very helpful but I also believe the best teachers are often ourselves. One of the things I would recommend is always have your camera with you and take pictures every day! One of the nice benefits from doing this is you will wind up getting some great family photos!

    Aaron

  4. I would think you can find a lot of DIY tutorials on youtube pertaining to photography tips. You’ll get the hang of it! I need to get serious myself. DH bought a DSLR for me in June. Thanks for dancing with us on Monday’s Music Moves Me! Have a musical week!!!

  5. Goodluck, Dominique! I know you can do it. My friends started out with no knowledge but in a few years I saw the difference in their works. Their improvement has been amazing. One even has photos published at Lonely Planet.

  6. You’ll get the hang of it – you already have a good eye, now it’s just a matter of figuring out how to utilize your new camera to coincide with your good eye. 😉

    Great song! 🙂

  7. Good Luck with your photography, I have yet to figure out my new camera and unlike you I have the time and resources, I need to get motivated!

    Such a pretty song 🙂

  8. What a pretty song. Photography is fun I must admit that. I have no study partner. Never did. I was pretty much of a loner in school. Thanks for sharing. It’s so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us once again!

  9. I think when you study on your own, you remember more. It’s your own time and it’s your passion.

    I’d love to learn how to take awesome photos too.

    I usually study by myself.

    As always love the difference in music!

    Aloha

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